Mystery J. D. Christilian Scarlet Women

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Scarlet Women

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A story of mystery, corruption, and sudden death takes place beneath the prim Victorian facade of New York City in the 1870s and surrounds private investigator Harp with a host of historical characters, including feminist Victoria Woodhall. 50,000 first printing.

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J D Christilian is the pseudonym of an author of historical non-fiction and fiction, of successful screenplays and international bestselling contemporary novels of suspense.

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New York, 1871. A prostitute named Alice Curry is found murdered near the East Street docks. Not unusual, except that the clothes the victim is wearing belong to the missing wife of an aristocrat. Street-smart private investigator Harp takes on the case. When a restaurateur who was the closest thing Harp had to a father is also murdered, the two cases prove to be related. Harp, the son of a prostitute, once a street urchin and apprentice thief, possesses a sometimes unbelievable encyclopedic knowledge of the city. He knows everybody who is anybody in every dance hall, brothel, precinct house, and gambling parlor. Though less about the lives of prostitutes than the title implies, this novel invites readers onto the streets of Victorian New York and steeps them in its vivid stories of danger, corruption, destitution, and obsession. Harp's flawed but heroic triumphs prove highly entertaining. Christilian is the pseudonym of an author of historical nonfiction and fiction, screenplays, and contemporary suspense. Recommended for public libraries.?Keddy Ann Outlaw, Harris Cty. P.L., Houston
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